Ford Cancels Development of Hybrid Mustang

Next week, Ford will introduce the seventh generation of the Mustang, its most iconic model. The legendary pony car, which will continue to have a global orientation, will also be the only car of the oval firm in the United States since in that market its range is made up exclusively of SUVs, SUVs, vans, and pick-ups.

In Europe, it will serve as a “halo” model and will have the task of raising Ford’s brand image, a role it will share with the Bronco and the Mustang Mach-E. Available in both coupé (Fastback) and convertible (Cabrio) bodywork, the Mustang will go against the general trend of the international market and will continue without being electrified.

And it is that even though in 2018 Ford confirmed that it was working on a hybrid Mustang, a recent report indicates that the development of this version has finally been canceled. The reason? The huge success of the 100% electric Mustang Mach-E, allows the company to offset the emissions of the conventional Mustang, which will stay away from electric power… for the time being.

And it is that the same report indicates that the seventh generation Mustang will be the last with internal combustion engines. Towards the end of the decade (2028) its replacement will be launched, which will be completely electric. Let us remember that from the year 2030 Ford will only sell electric cars in the old continent, so even the Mustang will have to adapt to the new reality of the European market.

Ford will electrify the Mustang in 2028

Everything indicates that the electric Mustang will share a platform with the second-generation Mach-E. Since the current model uses the GE1 architecture, we understand that its heir will use the GE2, whose industrialization was recently assigned to the Spanish plant in Almussafes (Valencia).

Ford Mustang

On the other hand, we cannot lose sight of the rumors that indicate that the Mustang will become a sub-range within Ford so that the coupe, convertible, and SUV could end up being joined by a sedan called to compete against premium models such as the BMW i4, the Polestar 2 or even the Tesla Model 3, the best-selling electric car in the world.

The arrival of the electric Mustang will also bring the all-wheel drive to the sports car, as the seventh generation will continue to be available exclusively with rear-wheel drive. The range of engines for its part will be made up of the well-known 2.3 EcoBoost four-cylinder and 5.0 V8 Coyote.

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